Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great TA employment while studying engineering

    Jun 5, 2021 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 
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    Pros

    Comfortable work environment with easy management, enjoyable work, and great pay.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say regarding my employment here!

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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Look Elsewhere

    Jul 3, 2020 - Senior Lecturer 
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    Pros

    New Zealand has eliminated COVID-19

    Cons

    This university is not for international academics. Maybe if you already live in Christchurch or somewhere else in New Zealand and would like to give teaching a try, it might be worth looking here. Otherwise, it's a complete dead-end. The New Zealand government abolished academic tenure in this country several decades ago, and the universities here freely lay-off even well known professors whenever they decide they want to cut their budgets. I don't have any idea why anybody from another country would even consider working here. Most people who work here are utterly mediocre and more concerned with climbing mountains or fishing or walking in the woods than their careers.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    don't waste your time

    Aug 13, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The city this university is in has a good public arts initiative called 'Gap Filler'.

    Cons

    This is a small and insignificant university that has worked very hard for nearly a decade now to make itself even smaller and more insignificant. And it has achieved this outcome. The place suffered a bunch of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 that drove away some students. So UC responded by publicly attacking a bunch of their own departments, which drove away many of their best academics and a lot more students a few years after the earthquakes. Don’t waste any time on this place.

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